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Nicola Kerr - MBACP Registered

Bristol, Avon, BS2
07747 165270 07747 165270
Bristol, Avon, BS2

About me

As an experienced integrative counsellor, I offer a safe therapeutic space to create opportunities to effect change for individuals, couples and young people. Counselling support can empower you to deal with a variety of issues and difficulties and help you cope with life changing events such as:

  • bereavement
  • relationship break-up
  • divorce
  • redundancy
  • loss of health etc.

Some causes of distress can be more easily identified, such as depression and anxiety related issues, but others are not quite so apparent and can often be linked to feelings of rejection, a lack of confidence and maybe issues that link back to childhood, adolescence or past events.

Over many years I have worked alongside a variety of clients, including couples, with a focus on family, work and relationship issues. I also worked for several years in a Bristol Agency specialising in counselling support for pregnancy related issues which include infertility, unplanned pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, birth trauma, pre-natal and post natal depression. Please visit my web-site for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc Counselling 2010 (Distinction)
BA (Hons) Counselling 2012

My original training was humanistic with a person centred ethos. I have since developed a more integrative approach through further training and experience. This means that I draw on elements from several other modalities which I think are most suited to an individual client's needs and objectives.

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice. I undertake regular Continuing Professional Development which enables counsellors to maintain and enhance their skills after completion of training. Strict client confidentiality is assured.

I have an enhanced CRB Disclosure and am fully insured.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Missed Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Baby loss
Cross-cultural issues

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Individuals: £45 per hour Couples: £50 per hour
A limited number of concessions are available for students and clients on a low income.

An introductory 30 minute session is offered at a reduced rate of £20. This is often useful for clients new to counselling or those unsure of the process. It also gives us the opportunity to meet to discuss the issues and plan a way forward. For those who would prefer to chat on the phone, please feel free to give me a call.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

As part of my CPD programme I have recently completed a professional training in the therapeutic use of mindfulness with the British Mindfulness Institute.

St Jude's
Bristol
Avon
BS2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytime, Some Evening Appoinitments

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
Nicola Kerr - MBACP Registered

Nicola Kerr - MBACP Registered